"Susan Smith drowned her 2 sons in 1994, in Union, SC. "To me, it was pure American gothic, showing the small-town, mill-town South in its worst possible light." Rick Bragg" It was multiple, heinous, and pre-meditated murder. I don't see how she escaped the death penalty.
On August 8, 1974, California-born President Richard Nixon announced his resignation to be effective on August 9, 1974 at noon. Born in Yorba Linda, Nixon began his political career as a US Representative and was elected president in 1968. Threatened with impeachment over Watergate, he resigned in disgrace, however President Gerald Ford pardoned him by issuing Proclamation 4311 on September 8, 1974.